26th June 2019
The ‘ Megamax ’ container vessel MONACO MAERSK on June 1ST left the port of Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia, with a cargo load that marks a new world record.
Carrying 19,284 teu, Maersk Line and its second-generation EEE-2 class vessels have thus re-claimed a record that was set in 2018 by the MUMBAI MAERSK, and which stood until earlier this year, when it was beaten by Ocean Network Express.
Maersk’s DSME-built ‘ EEE-2 ’ ships, the Danish carrier’s second generation ’ Megamax ’ design after the MAERSK McKINNEY MOLLER class ( aka EEE-1 ), initially set a record at 19,038 teu when the MUMBAI MAERSK left Tanjung Pelepas in August 2018. ( Alphaliner )